Real Madrid interested in signing £117 million Arsenal player

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Real Madrid are the reigning Spanish and European champions. Despite that, one can point out several areas in the squad where they can improve next season. The club have already gone a long way in that, having agreed a deal with Kylian Mbappe, finally bringing an end to the long-running saga. On the other hand, Endrick will also be arriving at Santiago Bernabeu and it would be an understatement to say that there are high expectations around him.

While the Real Madrid forward line looks set to be scary next season, there might be a need to improve defensively. The players did an admirable job under difficult circumstances last season, but one cannot expect a repeat of that year after year.

Do not be surprised if Real Madrid end up signing a centre-back this summer. They have been heavily linked with Leny Yoro. But another high-profile defender seems to be in their sights as well.

As reported by Fichajes, William Saliba has caught the attention of Real Madrid. They now know how much they will have to shell out if they want to secure the services of the French centre-back. Arsenal have set a transfer fee of £117 million for the 22-year-old.

Real Madrid interested in signing £117 million Arsenal player

Saliba has established himself as one of the best centre-backs in the world in recent times. He played in every Premier League game for Arsenal last season. He has been an undroppable for France at the ongoing EUROs as well.

Thus, if Real Madrid are able to sign Saliba, it would have to be considered a major coup for them. The Frenchman would most probably be a cornerstone of this team for the next decade to come.

But it is hard to see Real Madrid shelling out a £117 million transfer fee to sign the centre-back. The club rarely splash out these days. Will they make an exception for the Frenchman? Let's see how things play out.